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Baseball Diamonds

everythingbaseball_2255_314957990 Ruby and diamond baseball pendant

Today was opening day for both New York baseball teams, I don’t know who won and to be honest I don’t care. I guess I’m more of a Yankee fan, although I was a huge Mets fan as a kid, back when they we’re good.  Anyway, I’ve always liked the idea of opening day, the weather is usually nice, and I have to romanticize everything in my head, so I think about who I’d go with, my outfit and you guessed it the jewelry!

So that’s where I got stuck, there’s really no baseball game appropriate jewelry. Unless of course you happen to be a Yankee wife or girlfriend, then pile on those diamonds! I happen to be neither one of those things, so what’s a girl to do?

I found a little inspiration today, that could turn any chick into a baseball fan!

baseball earrings Ruby and diamond baseball earrings

And I thought of something else, if the stadiums started baseball jewelry day, instead of silly things like towel day, hat day and other useless crap day, I think both the Yankees and the Mets could develop a whole new fan base!!

You can always find a little inspiration of your own here – WWW.FROMTHEASHESVINTAGEJEWELS.COM

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Jewelry


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Good Luck!

horseshoeThe idea of an amulet, a charm, pendant, something we wear or keep with us for luck, to ward off “evil” spirits, to bring a bit of magic into our lives, or just to give ourselves a sense of wellbeing. Often amulets and talisman are very personal and may have a deep meaning to only the wearer. They could also be something that is generally considered a good luck charm, such as a horseshoe, lucky penny, rabbit’s foot, a four leaf clover or a simple cross pendant on a delicate gold chain.

According to Wikipedia, “amulets and talismans are often considered interchangeable despite their differences. For example, the amulet is an object with natural magical properties, whereas a talisman must be charged with magical powers by a creator.” (1) Who knew this was so involved? So, I wonder what category my lucky horseshoe pendant I had as a kid fit into? Something tells me it wasn’t magical.

Recently, I’ve been wearing a chain with four little “good luck” charms.  An evil eye, that a really good friend brought back from Istanbul for me, a tiny diamond cross, a cubic zirconia Hamsa hand pendant, and a weird little Capricorn astrological pendant with my “lucky” numbers and a microscopic cabochon ruby.

lucky charms

So, the question is this, does wearing a purported “good luck” charm actually bring any good energy your way, or does it have a great big cosmic placebo effect? And then the inverse is also true, just because something bad happens when you’re wearing your sparkly lucky charms, does that mean they’re bad luck and you should trade them in for something new?

This where my weird superstitions come into play! So far there’s no evidence of any of it actually bringing me any good luck, but who knows what would happen if I stopped wearing it! At the very least, jewelry should make you feel good when you wear it So, I guess I’ll continue to wear mine and hope for the best! I hope everyone has a “lucky” day!

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Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Jewelry


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Cuffs of Love

wedding bracelets

With Valentines Day this thursday, my mind is drifting off to more romantic times. No, not in my life, in history, of course!!

The Victorian period brought about many romantic and sentimental designs in jewelry. From “regard” jewelry, that spelled out the word using a ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond, to “hair” brooches that would contain a lock of your loved ones hair (also, popular as a form of mourning jewelry), to portrait miniatures, which was a common way to keep the image of a loved one close to your heart before the advent of photography.

One of the most popular love tokens of the Victorian Era were “wedding bracelets”. These were a set of two bracelets that we’re given to the bride to be by her future husband. She would wear one bracelet during the engagement and the other on her wedding day. Which is why, when these bracelet sets are found today, one is usually in better shape than the other due to not being worn as often.

yg bracelet pair

It was also common for these bracelet sets to be broken up, when a mother would eventually give one away to her daughter or daughter in law. So, it is quite something to find a well preserved pair of wedding bracelets still in their original fitted box.

Matching pairs of bangles in different styles have become a popular look on the red carpet, Sometimes you see both layered together on one arm and others it’s one on either arm, which is more of a Wonder Woman, chick power, Clash of the Titans look. I prefer it the second way, but give it a shot and see what works best for you!


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